Expecting? A Holiday Gift Guide Just for You

By Dana Hardek November 25, 2016
The holidays will be here soon, and you deserve something that makes your pregnancy a little easier, a little more fun, and a whole lot more comfortable. Not sure what to ask for? We have some ideas that can be used for the holidays, or even for your shower or sprinkle! The best part is that many of these items will be useful after you have your baby, too.

A Good Night’s Sleep
The Queen Rose U-Shaped Pregnancy Body Pillow is exactly what you need to enjoy a restful night’s sleep or just to relax after a long day. You can use it to support your back while you're sleeping, watching TV, or nursing. It can also help relieve pain from common pregnancy woes like sciatica and acid reflux. The washable case comes in pink and blue and can be ordered from Amazon.

Skin Care
Burt’s Bees introduces the Mama Bee Pamper, with four products that are guaranteed to make you feel fantastic throughout the holidays and beyond. Mama Bee Belly Butter has a combination of belly-friendly ingredients that include cocoa, shea, and jojoba butters to help nourish and moisturize your skin from the first few months to the very end of your pregnancy. The Leg & Foot Crème soothes your tired, pained legs with peppermint oil and rosemary extract, while the Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil reconditions your skin with a lightweight touch. Top it off with Beeswax Lip Balm to keep your lips protected from winter’s dry air.

Your muscle aches will be gently soaked away in a warm bath with Shea Moisture's Lavender & Wild Orchid Joint & Muscle Relief Soak with Dead Sea Salt. The scent is divine, and you’ll be moisturizing and calming your skin at the same time. Start using it during your pregnancy and then enjoy it after baby’s here (if you get some time to yourself!).

Here’s a great gift that makes you feel beautiful, too. These Cake Maternity bras have every fit, color and style. Their extensive product list even includes nursing and exercise bras that you can use post-baby.

Ask for a gift card from online photo sites like Snapfish, Tiny Prints, or Shutterfly. As soon as the baby is born, you’ll be taking lots of pictures that you can easily upload into your photo account, and you can have picture books and brag books sent right to your door. It's the perfect gift for a busy mom.

Quick Fixes
If you’re in the stage where you don’t fit into maternity clothes, but your favorite pair of jeans won’t button, use a maternity belt like Welcos Seamless Maternity Belt Everyday Belly Support Band. It can be folded down to cover your belly, and a silicone rubber band ensures that your jeans or other zippered pants are comfy and secure. Bonus: You can use this belt post-baby, too.

Stocking Stuffer
Once your baby’s here, you’ll barely get a minute to shower, sleep, or eat. We can help with that last problem! Freida’s Pantry has postpartum bars with the nutrients and vitamins that you need, and there’s even a type of bar made for moms who are breastfeeding.